January 25th, 2012
03:42 PM ET
The Sundance Film Festival is all about discovering new talent… like young actor Kyle Catlett. At nine years of age, he may be the youngest kid with a film at Sundance, a short called “The Fort."
When we bumped into Kyle in the hotel where many of the CNN staff were staying in Park City, it quickly became clear he is no ordinary nine-year-old.
Not only is he an actor with TV shows to his credit (“Unforgettable,” “Pan Am”), TV commercials (Geico and AT&T), but he’s a budding polyglot. He speaks Chinese - fluently. And Russian - fluently.
If that’s not remarkable enough, he’s also a martial arts champion capable of executing a dazzling array of cartwheels, kicks and splits. It’s all on display on his own YouTube channel. Oh, and he does ballroom dancing for good measure, partnered with his five-year-old sister Leya.
Pound for pound, he may be one of the most gifted people at Sundance this year.
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